Rhinoplasty turkey, is one of the most demanded surgeries. The most important change in rhinoplasty in recent years has been the use of a device called Piezo that shapes the bone with an energy created by ultrasound.
As a plastic surgeon, a more comfortable recovery period for my patients is a very important issue for me. During almost all of the rhinoplasty surgeries there are interventions to nasal bone.
Working with sound waves, Piezo system is a device that allows us to cut and shape the nasal bone in a very fine way without damaging the skin and cartilage.
It is a very suitable technology for nose aesthetics with newly developed heads that enable us to make clear and fine bone cuts and filings.
In the nasal aesthetic surgery performed with Piezo device, the bone healing is 60% faster than the conventional method.
Causing less swelling and bruising, providing a smooth recovery process is the most important part for the patient in the postoperative period in rhinoplasty Turkey.
Piezo is, of course, not the last invention in rhinoplasty, but it is a system that has taken its place in the field of plastic surgery as an important technological advance that provides fineness and superiority in shaping the nasal bone.
What to expect after Piezo Rhinoplasty?
One of the most frequently asked questions by my patients before surgery is whether the tampon placed in the nose after surgery will prevent breathing. For this concern, we are using a very comfortable leaf-shaped silicone tampons without blocking the airway and at the same time, a comfortable feeling is provided. In addition, when the tampons are removed, the patient feels minimum pain, contrary to the general belief.
Another important issue for the patients is when they can go back to work and their daily lives. The patient spend the night at the hospital after the operation and the tampons are removed after 5 to 7 days.
Some patients may also be advised massaging after 3 weeks. The patients should not go in the sea or pool for 2 months. We prefer that the patient does not wear glasses for 6 months.
Of course, during the recovery period, we recommend that they do not receive any impact on the nose and they should protect themselves.
Today, developing technologies have facilitated rhinoplasty operations for the surgeons and also increased the comfort of the patients.
There is a risk of revision in every plastic surgery. The experience of the surgeon, the technique applied, nasal structures, previous surgeries or accidents may result in requiring revision.
Surgical intervention depends on the the degree of deformity.
In revision rhinoplasty, the condition of the septum (cartilage separating nostrils) is very important. Preoperative physical examination should be performed by endoscopic examination and CT (Computed Tomography) if necessary.
Cartilage tissue to be used for repairing the deformities from the previous interventions is received from septum, but if cartilage is not enough, it can be taken from conchal cartilage around the outer ear. This does not deform the ear when done carefully. However, this is not used for support purposes due to the structure of cartilage, is used for camouflage or filling purposes only.
In severe cases requiring support, costal cartilage (rib cartilage) being more robust cartilage, is used. In females, this cartilage is received from inframammary fold and in males, it is received from the level corresponding 7 or 8th costal cartilage through 2-3 cm incisions.
The surgery is not very different from the primary rhinoplasty operation.
I prefer to do it under general anesthesia. After 2 to 3 hours of surgery, silicone breathable or perforated tampons are used if necessary. There will be plastic thermal splints and bands placed over the nose. Bleeding is normal within 24 hours following the operation and a gauze placed at the tip of the nose will be enough treatment. Food is allowed 3-4 hours after the operation and if the patient does not have any problems they may be discharged or required to stay at the hospital for one night.